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GhostUser 12-28-2009 10:10 AM

can i get rid of those ads that spring up every time i log in on here?

Im seeing ads for Celtic beef, diet aids, bupa, protein powders and all kinds of stuff im sure is hardly vegetarian related. How come they can advertise here?

jeneticallymodified 12-28-2009 10:48 AM

michael (who owns the board) uses revenue from the ads to offset the cost of running the server that hosts veggieboards. google picks the ads, and they tend to be changed by the content of a thread (if everyone starts talking about beer, beer ads show up). michael can remove a few ads, but prefers to keep it to the really dreadful ones cos there is a limit to how many he can block. generally the suggestion is that you purchase a contributing member status, as members who donate to the site don't see ads, but i'm not sure if thats working since our most recent upgrade.

more info/better explaination here:

SonicEarth 12-28-2009 10:58 AM

They are Google ads,which means that Google uses the context of this site to pull ads from a database. Michael is not choosing the ads, Google is. I assume you seeing those ads because there are discussions of that nature going on on this site and Google is just picking up keywords.

Hope that helps.

GhostUser 01-01-2010 06:32 AM

oh right, thanks for the explination, i was looking for the remove ads button.

IamJen 01-01-2010 07:20 AM

Morvenna, if you see something overtly non-veg (like the beef ad you mentioned), please post about it or PM Michael. He gets rids of the worst offenders. He's said before too, that a screen shot is helpful.

GhostUser 01-01-2010 09:07 AM

Well celtic beef is still there.

IamJen 01-01-2010 03:45 PM

<<<doesn't see the ads

Earthling 01-01-2010 11:30 PM

Originally Posted by IamJen View Post

<<<doesn't see the ads

Me either

Earthling 01-01-2010 11:30 PM

Originally Posted by IamJen View Post

<<<doesn't see the ads

Me either

GhostUser 01-02-2010 05:03 AM

I did, oh well, no problems i usualy ignore ads anyway, was just surprised at the beef one thats all. If i see it again ill copy it in this thread if you like, it was there honest.


Paranoid now, so just to prove im not going mad, this one just poped up

Purest Omega 3 Fish Oil

Great value Omega3 & Cod Liver Oils Save £s on High St prices,free P&P

Its at the top of the home page, see it?

IamJen 01-02-2010 05:42 AM

Morvenna, I'm sorry we were just being silly Moderators and Contributing Members don't see *any* ads. I logged out and used a dummy account to browse the boards for a bit, but didn't come across the meaty ad you mentioned. It's somewhat random though. Are you able to take screen shots? I'm not sure why that's helpful, but it's something Michael's requested in the past.

GhostUser 01-02-2010 05:56 AM

its ok, ill just ignore them anyway, not sure about screan shots, maybe next time i see them if i remember i will try that.

Feel stupid mentioning them now.

Michael 01-02-2010 06:53 AM

Different people see different ads (and Contributing Members don't see any ads). Some are probably not appropriate for this site. You can view this post in the FAQ thread for a full explanation...

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